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    Profile Mode:

    What is it, or where are my files....
    come with me over the next few posts, together we'll learn about it.


    RR for quite some time, prob more than a year, has a built in file manager. This file manager
    keeps track of where internal files should be on ones PC. File examples: rr.ini, resume.ini, skins, plugins, and many temp files
    all thoes pestky .ini files....

    in PROFILE MODE, they are all located in

    My Documents\Ride Runner



    here is an example: (windows 7)
    Attached Files
    -Thanks
    Mitch
    www.rush2112.net

    "Did you test it in carwings??"

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  • #2
    As you can see files are now organized

    lets look at specific folders:

    Backgrounds:
    This is where all those wonderful backgrounds go, when stored here all skins can use them
    thanks to DFX5 i now how alot

    Cache:
    This is where RR will store its temporary files. Examples: tagcache.ini, xmcache.ini, rrpl.m3u8, resume.ini...

    Config:
    This is where RR will store/access its configuration files. Examples: rr.ini, KeyTBL.ini, xmfavs.ini, ExecTBL.ini (global)...

    Launch:

    MixerPresets:

    Plugins:
    This is NOT where you put plugins, they still go in the correct places, ie global; C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Plugins\...
    this folder is what the plugin should be using to store its localized data.

    I'll say this now, NO USER DATA should ever be stored in the Program Files Path. One this is a UAC violation, and two
    just a pain to keep user specific data away from programs... dont want to get into a debate on this, its always been a rule by Microsoft
    just not really inforced. Typically we dont run into problems, becuase we tend to have single users on car pcs. But windows OS was written
    to have many users on one pc, and have complete isolation of data.

    Skins:
    yep this is where the skins go...
    example:
    Attached Files
    -Thanks
    Mitch
    www.rush2112.net

    "Did you test it in carwings??"

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    • #3
      more folders:

      SkinTools:
      Ok, i know its a plugin, but its so special, aka wonderful, it got its own data directory.

      Next I will post a TOOL that will switch you to profile mode, it basically will copy files from RR's folder into
      a new tree like above.
      -Thanks
      Mitch
      www.rush2112.net

      "Did you test it in carwings??"

      Sun, Come shine my way
      May healing waters bury all my pain
      Wind, Carry me home
      The fabric of reality is tearing apart
      The piece of me that died
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      • #4
        RR Legacy to Profile mover

        This program copies the data found in the RR root, it has been tested quite a bit
        but it may miss something, and you might have to manually handle it
        since the skin moves, you might have to double check skin settings in rr.ini

        for a long time, there is no real need for a full path to a skin ie
        [Skins]
        skinpath=Carwings_Dynamic_Lite
        nightskin=Carwings_Dynamic_Lite

        work perfectly fine, RR's File manager will use the defualt locations of the skin folder
        a full path will work too... but when moving from legacy to profile... just double check it
        the tool will attempt to fix it on its own...

        the tool may even need more tweaking
        but i think i got it right

        when complete a log will be created, detailed to what happend
        and if we need to work though any issues, im sure ill want to see it

        snip
        Code:
        10/7/2010 10:06:27 PM: Started: UserProfilePath = C:\Documents and Settings\mitchjs\My Documents\RideRunner
        10/7/2010 10:06:27 PM: Started: RRPath = C:\Program Files\RideRunner
        10/7/2010 10:06:54 PM: Directory Move: C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Backgrounds to C:\Documents and Settings\mitchjs\My Documents\RideRunner\Backgrounds
        10/7/2010 10:06:54 PM: Directory Move: C:\Program Files\RideRunner\MixerPresets to C:\Documents and Settings\mitchjs\My Documents\RideRunner\MixerPresets
        10/7/2010 10:06:54 PM: Directory Move: C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Launch to C:\Documents and Settings\mitchjs\My Documents\RideRunner\Launch
        10/7/2010 10:06:54 PM: Directory Move: C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Skins to C:\Documents and Settings\mitchjs\My Documents\RideRunner\Skins
        10/7/2010 10:06:54 PM: Fixed background= in RR.ini; To set path, Click ---> to 
        10/7/2010 10:06:54 PM: Fixed SKIN_PATH= in Resume.ini; C:\Documents and Settings\mitchjs\My Documents\RideRunner\Skins\CDL_DAB\ to CDL_DAB
        10/7/2010 10:06:54 PM: Registry: for installer set ProfileMode = 1
        10/7/2010 10:06:54 PM: Profile mode file / directory moves are complete
        10/7/2010 10:06:54 PM: !! Remember to check ExecTbl.ini and skins for paths that use $RRPATH$ in error !!
        im always around and can help anyone who needs it...
        Attached Files
        Last edited by mitchjs; 06-06-2011, 10:06 PM.
        -Thanks
        Mitch
        www.rush2112.net

        "Did you test it in carwings??"

        Sun, Come shine my way
        May healing waters bury all my pain
        Wind, Carry me home
        The fabric of reality is tearing apart
        The piece of me that died
        Will return To live again

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        • #5
          well i have been useing this script since mitch made it up some time back when i 1st started testing for mitch , it works great , moves all files from a standard rr install into this profile mode, granted you will still need to edit a few settings after useing this script , but thats not a big deal atall
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          • #6
            same here, using profile mode since mitch told me about it.
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            RRTube ==> [View/Download Youtube Videos]
            WifiMan ==> [Wifi Manager]
            RRec ==> [Audio Capture]

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            • #7
              same here..using profile mode for over a year now..works very nice indeed

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                RR Legacy to Profile mover

                This program copies the data found in the RR root, it has been tested quite a bit
                but it may miss something, and you might have to manually handle it
                since the skin moves, you might have to double check skin settings in rr.ini...

                What does this need to run, and where does it need to be?

                I have just tried to run this on a clean XP Pro SP3 install with the latest RideRunner installed and it just gives a ' . . . . has encountered a problem and needs to close' error.


                I am logged in as a Domain Admin which is also a member of Local Admins so it can't be a rights issue.


                I have tried it both inside and outside of the RideRunner folder



                looking into what would be sent to MS I see a system.missingmethodexception

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                • #9
                  since ur using XP,
                  do you have .net 2.0(minium) framework?
                  -Thanks
                  Mitch
                  www.rush2112.net

                  "Did you test it in carwings??"

                  Sun, Come shine my way
                  May healing waters bury all my pain
                  Wind, Carry me home
                  The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                  The piece of me that died
                  Will return To live again

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                  • #10
                    I installed the latest RR (01/11/10) and selected the venice 5 Radio module which asked for .NET 2.0 to be installed, it linked to the download when it recognised that it wasn't installed and then installed.

                    So my guess is yes.

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                    • #11
                      well.. download .net framework 3.5sp1 and try... otherwise i need more detail on the error
                      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en
                      -Thanks
                      Mitch
                      www.rush2112.net

                      "Did you test it in carwings??"

                      Sun, Come shine my way
                      May healing waters bury all my pain
                      Wind, Carry me home
                      The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                      The piece of me that died
                      Will return To live again

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                      • #12
                        My installs on Windows 7 get RideRunner in profile mode by default. Actually I don't think there's a possibility on Win 7 to have installed in legacy mode.

                        I believe for anyone using XP at this time that believes any time in the near future will migrate to Win 7 it will be very worth to use the tool have their current installs already on Win 7 profile format.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                          well.. download .net framework 3.5sp1 and try... otherwise i need more detail on the error
                          http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

                          Well that fixed it.



                          But surely you can write something that doesn't need yet more MS bloat installed just to copy some files.

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                          • #14
                            Well, your gonna have to install it sooner or later...so looks like now was a good time...hehe
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                            • #15
                              not a chance, when i code its in .net
                              the ms framework is amazing!

                              granted they consolidated it in 4.0, and i could just code in 4.0
                              and then 2.0-3.x wouldnt be needed...
                              -Thanks
                              Mitch
                              www.rush2112.net

                              "Did you test it in carwings??"

                              Sun, Come shine my way
                              May healing waters bury all my pain
                              Wind, Carry me home
                              The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                              The piece of me that died
                              Will return To live again

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